1980 Dow

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1980 Dow

Post by AHB » 14:17 Thu 05 Jan 2017

Deep red, showing some signs of early maturity, still 80% opaque. A wonderful nose with lots of fruit and perfume that has a slight smokiness to it. The smoky tone shows in the fruit on entry, filling the palate with slightly stewed fruit. The tannins are almost fully integrated but show as a touch of big black licorice. There is lots of bite on the long finish, which ends with a lovely green element. 90/100.

Drunk at the Berry Brothers Port Walk on The 24 Nov 2016.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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